BirdWatch Ireland - Head of Conservation & Policy

Application deadline: 
Thursday, 22. June 2017 - 17:00

BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Established in
1968 it currently has over 15,000 members and supporters, with an active nationwide network of
over 30 branches. The primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and
their habitats in Ireland. BirdWatch Ireland is the trading name of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy, a
company limited by guarantee, and has an annual turnover of over €1.7million. It is also a registered
charity and a partner of BirdLife International, a partnership of over 100 bird conservation
organisations across the globe.
The Job:
The Conservation & Policy Division within the organisation has a broad remit, including a range of
conservation projects, reserve management and policy development. BirdWatch Ireland is now
looking for a suitable person to lead the Conservation & Policy Division, managing the full remit of
projects and continuing to build its profile nationally and internationally. The Head of Conservation
& Policy will report directly to the Interim CEO, and will be a key member of the Senior Management
Team, including the Interim CEO and Head of Administration & Finance.
You will preferably be qualified in an area of ecology, zoology, other wildlife, land management, or
agricultural related discipline, with a passion for nature conservation. You will have prior work
experience in conservation, extensive ornithological knowledge and an excellent understanding of
Irish/EU priorities in relation to bird conservation. You will have significant experience across all
aspects of project management including budgeting, managing staff and liaising with stakeholders.
You will demonstrate initiative and be a proactive team leader, supported by a team of 3 Assistant
Heads of Division. 
Further information and how to apply can be found here.